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Per Seat vs Per processor License.

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We absoultely need to go for clustering and I believe ony SQL Enterprise suppot clustering using MCS. As the enterprise edition would cost 18000 per processor, we are thinking of buying few per seat licenses (say 100 per seat license that would cost ~100*144 = 14400). Will this trick solve the problem. Please help us.

Thanks,

Mike.

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    • Another option is Veritas Cluster Server, it supports Standard Edition (we

      run into the situation where Enterprise Edition is not required from a

      performance/scalability point of view but we require high availability) and

      its costs are generally less that 1 EE per processor license. I've found it

      to be very stable and the management tools are a lot nicer that with MCS. If

      you only have internal users and can predict the number then there is no

      reason not to use device/client CAL's however, if the server is internet

      facing the only option is per processor licensing. I'd suggest you

      investigate VCS as you may find it to be a cost effective alternative

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      > We absoultely need to go for clustering and I believe ony SQL Enterprise

      suppot clustering using MCS. As the enterprise edition would cost 18000 per

      processor, we are thinking of buying few per seat licenses (say 100 per seat

      license that would cost ~100*144 = 14400). Will this trick solve the

      problem. Please help us.

      > Thanks,

      > Mike.

      #1; Mon, 02 Jun 2008 01:51:00 GMT